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400 Years of Downtown Richmond

Authentic Richmond experiences began centuries ago, long before the arrival of the English in 1607, when Christopher Newport landed near Rocketts Landing and erected a cross. Today, a commemorative cross can be found on the Canal Walk across from Riverside, on the James at 12th Street. There are dozens of other historic sites and attractions in downtown Richmond that tell more than 400 years of stories and history.

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Richmond's Network of Downtown Neighborhoods

With over 185 restaurants, unique murals covering over dozens of public places, an urban riverfront, and historic landmarks - downtown Richmond and its historic neighborhoods offer a little bit of something for everyone. Whether you’re in the heat of the summer, or bundled up in the winter time, there’s always something to do in downtown Richmond’s neighborhoods.

All of downtown Richmond's neighborhoods — Jackson Ward, Old and Historic Broad Street, Court End, City Center and Capitol Square, Monroe Ward, the Financial District, Shockoe Slip, Shockoe Bottom and Manchester — have their own unique history and exciting future. Once you start exploring Richmond’s neighborhoods, you’ll find out what happens when history, beautiful architecture and passionate people converge: Renovated warehouses with lofty living spaces, neighborhood coffee shops buzzing with more than just caffeine, revitalized historic buildings filled with creative and innovative companies, a continuous stream of festivals and events and restaurants galore with cuisines from around the globe. And don't forget - getting around the city is easy with our Parking and Transportation in Downtown Richmond Guide!

Are you a business owner thinking about making the move to one of downtown Richmond's neighborhoods? There are plenty of perks in store for you and your employees when you move your office to downtown Richmond.

There's always something happening in downtown Richmond - be sure to stay up to date with our most current events by checking out Venture Richmond's events page or by reading our latest news!

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